The Power of Yes

The Power of Yes is not just a phrase; it’s a commitment to saying “Yes” to building stronger communities and to creating a world where everyone has a place to call home. Why the Power of Yes? Because with every Yes, we open doors to possibilities. Yes, we can build homes. Yes, we can make a difference. Say yes to supporting Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing for all.

Dreams Really Do Come True

Special thanks to all our friends, partners, sponsors and volunteers for all your time, energy and enthusiasm. We did it!

2017 Habitat Gala – Black and White Soiree

Our 2017 Gala was a roaring success!  The guests, food and the live auction were a lot of fun!  Please enjoy the pictures of the event.  If you’d like to view the presentation slide show, click here. Here are our guests, all pictures taken by photographer Duane Barnett of The Local Newspaper. And here are pictures of the Board Members, Staff and the Food.  We sure enjoyed the event and hope to welcome you all back next year! 

What does ‘home’ mean to you?

Who better to ask what the concept of home means than children? Genworth Canada, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, is asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to share their stories, videos and poems in the Meaning of Home Contest. The winning student will receive a $50,000 donation towards a Habitat build of their choice, in addition to a $1,000 donation to their school. There are 10 second-place grants of $5,000 toward their local Habitat, and Genworth will also make a $10 donation to local Habitats from coast to coast for every entry received. “I believe it is important that our youth recognize the power they have to …

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I Hope I Never Forget

by , Executive Director HFHSC One night while I was reading online news stories, I came across a piece that stirred in me an overwhelming emotional response. The story was about a man in Clayton Heights, B.C., who was lobbying the local municipal government to have basement suites deemed illegal and to not allow renters in his neighborhood. His words: “They are only renters.” His complaints were that renters took up too many parking spaces and the local schools were filled to capacity because of these renters. I was gobsmacked by the selfish and irrational thinking this man was showing — and that he was actually taking this position publicly. …

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Yes, We Need Habitat

By David Conners “Why do you need Habitat for Humanity on the Sunshine Coast? Isn’t everyone quite well-off there? Can’t they already afford a home?” I was catching up with a friend of mine who lives in a city far away from our (sometimes) sunny shores when she made these comments. And she is partially correct. We live in a place where people hardly even blink when houses sell for a million dollars or more. An unusually high percentage of Sunshine Coast residents are retired. Many are reaping the benefits of a lifetime of hard work. Others took the money and ran after making a killing on Vancouver’s booming real …

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Family Selection Story

Devin Manning was driving to a carpentry job here on the Sunshine Coast when he got the phone call that would change his life. “(Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast board chair) Laurie Vance called to give me the news that my family had been accepted for a Habitat home. It was a surreal experience. I drove straight home to tell Danielle (Falardeau, his partner). I guess I got to the job a little late.” The Manning-Falardeaus are one of two families who moved into their new homes in Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast Village near Wilson Creek in July. “It’s such a relief,” Manning says. “There is so much less …

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Habitat for Humanity Information Sessions!

Looking for more information about becoming a Habitat home owner? Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast (HFHSC) has now completed 8 family homes in its Sunshine Coast village and we are building another two that will be completed in 2018 If you are looking for more information as to what Habitat for Humanity is, how to qualify as a family and what the family expectations are please join us during our 2 information sessions, one in Gibsons and one in Sechelt. Space is limited so reserve your spot early!! SECHELT Info session RSVP Located at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall, September 10th from 2pm-4pm GIBSONS Info session RSVP located at Eric Cardinall Hall, …

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